All posts by Patrick Simms

Designers Work With Meeting Planners to Build for the Future Now

New expansions incorporate a “trend fusion” of flexible space, new technology, local culture and more.

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Designers Work With Meeting Planners to Build for the Future Now

New expansions incorporate a “trend fusion” of flexible space, new technology, local culture and more.

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Planners Look to Cities With Suppliers Who Understand Compliance Guidelines

A strong local medical community and suppliers who are certified and know the rules help cities become major players.

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Planners Look to Cities With Suppliers Who Understand Compliance Guidelines

A strong local medical community and suppliers who are certified and know the rules help cities become major players.

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How Hotels Are Changing to Attract Millennial Meetings

From designer staff uniforms to nontraditional event spaces and cutting-edge technology, more hotels are catering to Gen Y preferences.

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How Hotels Are Changing to Attract Millennial Meetings

From designer staff uniforms to nontraditional event spaces and cutting-edge technology, more hotels are catering to Gen Y preferences.

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Invested in Your Meeting's Success

While the conference center difference lies in optimizing business meetings, those meetings need not be all business.

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Invested in Your Meeting's Success

While the conference center difference lies in optimizing business meetings, those meetings need not be all business.

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Savvy Planners Share Ways to Prioritize Needs and Maximize Value While Negotiating Concessions

A vibrant travel industry continues to drive up demand and RevPAR, which translates to room rate increases.

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Savvy Planners Share Ways to Prioritize Needs and Maximize Value While Negotiating Concessions

A vibrant travel industry continues to drive up demand and RevPAR, which translates to room rate increases.

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Event Engagement Strategies to Win Over the Next Generation of Membership

The long-term vitality of a trade association and its meetings requires a particular focus on millennials.

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Event Engagement Strategies to Win Over the Next Generation of Membership

The long-term vitality of a trade association and its meetings requires a particular focus on millennials.

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Tips for Planning Motivating Events

When your attendees’ experience on the greens is top notch, it reflects positively on the meeting as a whole.

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Tips for Planning Motivating Events

When your attendees’ experience on the greens is top notch, it reflects positively on the meeting as a whole.

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Hotels Favored by Heads of State Are Highly Desirable for VIPs and Corporate Events

A hotel’s background in catering to presidents bodes well as executives will surely experience the same level of service and decorum.

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Hotels Favored by Heads of State Are Highly Desirable for VIPs and Corporate Events

A hotel’s background in catering to presidents bodes well as executives will surely experience the same level of service and decorum.

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Companies With Strategic Meetings Management Programs Negotiate Better Dates, Rates and Terms

Negotiating leverage and strong supplier partnerships are among the results of a successful SMMP.

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Companies With Strategic Meetings Management Programs Negotiate Better Dates, Rates and Terms

Negotiating leverage and strong supplier partnerships are among the results of a successful SMMP.

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The Ins and Outs of Convention Center Leasing Agreements

There is room to maneuver when it comes to convention center contracts, and the facilities can be accommodating in view of client value and client relationships.

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The Ins and Outs of Convention Center Leasing Agreements

There is room to maneuver when it comes to convention center contracts, and the facilities can be accommodating in view of client value and client relationships.

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